Your Part-Time Officers
At Bucks Students’ Union we tenaciously endeavour to make life better for students at Bucks. During the summer the Bucks Students’ Union Sabbatical team decided that they wanted to find out more from some of our underrepresented groups. Hearing directly from these student groups is important to make sure that we are not making assumptions about their student experience. One of a number of initiatives that we are taking forward is the part-time officer roles, eight part-time volunteer officers who will represent the voice of their group.
In the October election students nominated themselves in six of the eight roles and after a bit of a slow start there were a couple of close elections.
Each of the groups that the part-time officers represent are students that have their own unique challenges along with some other challenges that are common across a number of student groups. In order for us to better deal with these issues we need to know the issues inside and out and as part of that seeing it from those students perspective is high on the agenda. Four of the roles are self-defining, including BME (Black Minority and Ethnic) Students Officer, Disabled Students Officer, LGBT+ Students Officer and Women Students Officer. The other four part-time officer roles are based on your entry data when you start university. Any students from outside of the UK are represented by the International Students Officer. Any students who are over 21 when they started university are represented by the Mature Students Officer.
If you are a part-time student or a postgraduate student and are interested in representing the views of a larger group of students then please contact the representation team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your 2016/17 Part-Time Officers are
LGBT+ Students Officer
Women Students Officer
BME Students Officer
Patricia Garcia Feiteira
International Students Officer
Disabled Students Officer
Mature Students Officer